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Hope

I was watching the movie Freedom Writers last night… I hadn’t watched it in awhile and had a completely new perspective on it…

 

It is a source that completely reiterates the reason as to why I want to be a teacher.  The faculty within that movie didn’t believe in their students therefore the students did not believe in their own abilities which led to other people being able to corrupt those kids because they had no self worth or hope for a better future for themselves.

 

Miep Gies, the brave woman who helped shelter Anne Frank and her family during the Holocaust had a quote within the movie that was perfect:

“But even an ordinary secretary or a housewife or a teenager can, within their own small ways, turn on a small light in a dark room”
– Miep Gies…

 

It begins with one individual… that individual can turn on the light of change that may soon be felt by other individuals in the same situation all around the world.

It has happened before, who says that it cannot happen now?

As teachers we have the ability to plant the seed of hope within a child’s heart that builds the realization that they are worthwhile, loved, cared for and about, and that they have the ability to reach for the stars and achieve their innermost dreams.

As a teacher, if the only word of wisdom that a child walking out of my room leaves with is hope, then at least we have given them the one word that can open the door to endless possibilities. 

Being a teacher is about giving all children the abilities to succeed in the outside world to the utmost of their abilities; a hope for a better tomorrow.

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Challenge 15

Challenge 15:  Favorite Verse

Jeremiah 29:11

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

This Bible verse is by far my favorite.  It is most relatable, calming, and perfect for my life.  To know that all obstacles that are placed in front of you in your life are there for a reason, to make you stronger, to make you appreciate life more, to allow you to mature into the person you will be proud of, all of these things are made possible because God has a plan for your life, and no matter what it will be a GOOD plan.  So rest your arms in the Lord and He will forever take care of us.

This verse was repeated over and over again after my uncle passed away.  It was sudden, unknown, scary, and nobody understood; but this verse helped me realize that God had a reason for wanting Uncle Jackie that day.  Whether it was because he had done His duty on earth and God was in need of him in Heaven, or whether it was for us who are left behind to grow, mature, prosper, forgive… Whatever it is, God did not do it to hurt us, we are his children and seeing us in pain hurts Him too.  He did it for our life’s journey and he only meant it for GOOD.

This verse has gotten me through the toughest times in my life and will continue to get me through the obstacles that face me in the future. 

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Challenge 12

Challenge 12: Things I believe in…

-God, without Him and his hope for my future on this earth, I would not have survived my car accident.  I truly believe that He has a purpose for us on this earth and His plan for us is a good one (Jeremiah 29:11).

– I feel that without my family and friends I would not be who I am today, which is somebody I am very proud of being.  Family and Friends are vital parts to one’s life, necessary for growth, maturation, love, and pure existence.  They make this journey, although rough at times, worth enduring.

– Hardwork

– Attaining an Education, whether that be High School, College, or beyond.

– Taking responsibility for one’s actions.

– Hope, without hope where is our will to live?

– There are many things I believe in, without beliefs one is missing vital parts of who they are.  If we did not believe in anything on this earth then why are we here? God has a purpose for all of us and the fun part is figuring it all out 🙂

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